• DMIRS presents REIWA with special commemorative artwork


    REIWA is pleased to be gifted with a copy of Freedom to Fly, a special artwork by Barbara Bynder which symbolises opportunities created by the Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment (Family Violence) Bill 2018.

    The amendment was formally passed in February 2019 which enables victims of family and domestic violence to have control over their circumstances, by providing them the powers to remove themselves or a perpetrator from a shared rental property.

    Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) Director of Policy and Legislation, Penny Lipscombe, presented the artwork to REIWA CEO Neville Pozzi, who said it was an absolute privilege to receive this gift.

    “Family violence is a growing issue in our community and we all have a responsibility to help eradicate it and ensure measures are put in place to assist victims instead of punish them.

    “REIWA supported the WA Government’s efforts to amend the Act and we are proud to have worked alongside the Government to help victims of family violence leave tenancies in which they feel unsafe,” Mr Pozzi said.

    To understand more about REIWA's advocacy efforts, visit our advocacy page

    For more information about the amendments to the Act visit www.safetenancy.wa.gov.au

    Photo: Penny Lipscombe presenting the artwork to  Neville Pozzi at the REIWA Subiaco head office.